Tagged: sniper rifle
February 23, 2017 at 11:19 am #9840
Okay, so what is it guys? Post your favorite sniper rifle of all time… and then WHY its your favorite.February 23, 2017 at 5:19 pm #9848
M-24 hands down! Accurate, simple, rugged and as an Army guy anything else would just plain be wrong!February 23, 2017 at 9:40 pm #9850
M40A1. It was my first love and always feels like home when i’m behind her. 🙂 Although the optics are much improved now.June 13, 2018 at 8:53 am #13679
The M24 ranges high on my list from when I carried one… its a part of me now.
June 14, 2018 at 1:19 pm #13691
- This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by mele-02.
My personal favorite is the DARPA/USMC XM-3 sniper rifle. I like this particular rifle due to its lighter weight and smaller profile compared to more traditional sniper rifles. Sadly, this platform was never developed to its full potential.June 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm #13709
Hey, this is a different choice than many might recommend, and I love it! This is also in line with my thoughts on an ideal sniper rifle… one that focuses on the fieldcraft side. Keep the rifles light and compact to help the sniper due is craft, yet still deliver sub MOA at 1000 yards. Great pick!!
We have contemplated doing a writeup on a rifle build to fullfill the same requirements as the XM rifles were designed to fill. Obviously the USMC has decided to go a different route with their adoption of the Mk13 rifle… a mistake? Probably not, but I see a need for both!
MELJune 15, 2018 at 4:29 pm #13717
AIAW, used by our SWAT team for the past 10 years of course the United Kingdom along with many other countries. I am retiring in a few weeks and so is our AIAW’s in favor of DTA SRS but I am hoping I am allowed to purchase mine on my way out. It has never failed me and I hated giving up our 700s in the M24 stocks when we got them in “08” but once I got used to the chassis I kind of fell in love. I even had Mel build me a 700 about 6-7 years ago in a AICS chassis, and the photo of it is in the rifle build gallery.June 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm #13722
Mel, thanks for the feedback, and glad to meet you. As far as the XM-3 is concerned, I think the only upgrades it would need for MOUT in today’s environment are the scope and the magazine system. The original scope on these rifles was the NF NXS 3.5-15×50(SFP), which I would replace with the NF ATACR F1 4-16×42 MIL/MIL with the MIL-R or the H-59 reticle. The original magazine on these rifles was a 5rd internal box w/ hinged floorplate, which I would upgrade to the Badger M5 DBM system. This would give you the flexibility to use Mk 316(175gr OTM), M80 Ball(149gr FMJ), or Mk 319(130gr OTM) as operational needs dictate. Would like to see your team build an “XM-3 Type” system and see what you come up with.
Randy V. aka PBR-XP FANJune 16, 2018 at 6:22 pm #13729
I think one of mine will be the M110 SASS. I have a few favorites, but for quicker engagements I prefer the M110.June 17, 2018 at 9:01 am #13735
I am running the Desert Tech SRS A1 in 308. Itook it to NRA scoped rifle instructor school and it worked great. Left hand was a challenge but very doable. Always 1/2 inch or better. Working with 155 168 175 185 at 100 yards and less than 1/2 min point of impact. Greart rifle and ha Vortex AMG in moa.June 18, 2018 at 9:34 am #13760
Mel, thanks for the feedback, and glad to meet you…
… I would replace with the NF ATACR F1 4-16×42 MIL/MIL with the MIL-R or the H-59 reticle. The original magazine on these rifles was a 5rd internal box w/ hinged floorplate, which I would upgrade to the Badger M5 DBM system. This would give you the flexibility to use Mk 316(175gr OTM), M80 Ball(149gr FMJ), or Mk 319(130gr OTM) as operational needs dictate. Would like to see your team build an “XM-3 Type” system and see what you come up with.
Thanks Randy, good to meet you as well!
I really like your scope choice and that you didn’t go crazy with a moon scope. Keep is small and rugged. Good mag range.
We’ll put it on the project list, will be fun!
MELJune 21, 2018 at 10:24 am #13866
Not to be irritating, but if someone was not a military sniper, how is one supposed to know about your discussed equipment or calibers???…dr mJune 21, 2018 at 11:08 am #13867
Maybe you guys could say “well , you won’t know Mike”….well…what if I am INTERESTED????June 21, 2018 at 11:37 am #13868
Either ask questions or google or both !!! 🙂June 21, 2018 at 12:27 pm #13869
Not to be irritating, but if someone was not a military sniper, how is one supposed to know about your discussed equipment or calibers???…dr m
Please, by all means ask! 🙂
If you have a question, chances are… many other viewers have the same question. Many of the items and rifles we mention can be found on the sniper central main web page with pictures, reviews, commentary, etc. But please. ask away!
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